Journalists

Journalists are the ones who seek and collect information from various sources and distribute it as news to a wider audience through means such as newspapers, radio, television or internet. The term journalist covers a wide category of professionals involved in the collection and presentation of information especially through publishing and broadcasting means. Journalism is a very demanding profession, especially in today’s fast-paced life. Journalists are known to work long and grueling hours, visit inhospitable places, and interact with unreceptive people in their quest to gather valuable information in the quickest possible manner. Journalists may work as reporters who research for information and write reports for the publications they work for. And there are photojournalists who convey their messages through photographs accompanied by a story or caption. There are some journalists who cover all types of stories, ranging from current affairs to global politics, while some others choose to specialize in a given category like sports or crime. This field also includes feature writers who write longer pieces to provide background to a popular news story and specialist writers who provide columns and commentary on topics such as food, traveling, relationships, entertainment, etc. Journalism is a dynamic field, ever evolving to include newer genres like alternative journalism, convergence journalism and new journalism. Read on to learn about the life and works of famous journalists from all over the world.

 1 Chris Wallace

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Famous As: Anchor
Birthdate: October 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 2 Herman Cain

Herman Cain
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 2020
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 3 Arnab Goswami

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Famous As: journalist
Birthdate: March 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 4 John Roberts

John Roberts
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

The current chief White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel, John Roberts has, in his journalistic career, worked for various television and radio channels before joining CTV, CBS News and CNN. The notable works of the veteran award winning journalist and Canadian Broadcast Hall of Famer include coverage of Presidential debates, Hurricane Irene, Iraq invasion and the Israel war.

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 5 Tucker Carlson

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Television presenter and political commentator, Tucker Carlson, is both a popular and controversial figure. His support for Donald Trump has made him popular among Republicans while his racist, misogynistic, and anti-immigration stance has earned him the ire of progressive citizens. He is the author of two books, one of which is a New York Times #1 bestseller.

 6 Bob Woodward

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 7 Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 8 Megyn Kelly

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Megyn Kelly is a well-known American journalist and political commentator. She had a successful career at Fox News and NBC News, where she did reporting and anchored many shows. She quit television and launched her media production company in 2020. She hosts the The Megyn Kelly Show podcast. She has also written an autobiography titled Settle for More.

 9 Gloria Steinem

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Hailing from a humble background, Gloria Steinem went on to become a celebrated journalist and an iconic feminist. Founder of the New York magazine and Ms Magazine, her life has been dedicated to writing, talking and fighting for women’s rights, gender equality, legalisation of abortion, among other things. She brought issues like female genital mutilation to the forefront in America.

 10 John F. Kennedy Jr.

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Famous As: Son of John F. Kennedy
Birthdate: November 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 16, 1999

John F Kennedy Jr was the son of former US President John F Kennedy. He tragically died at a young age of 38 when the plane he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts in 1999. He was a lawyer and a journalist and had founded the trendy political magazine, George, which stopped publication in 2001.   

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 11 Preity Zinta

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Famous As: Actor, Model, Journalist
Birthdate: January 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 12 Julian Assange

Julian Assange
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Famous As: Computer programmer
Birthdate: July 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian, Ecuadorian

Julian Assange made headlines all over the world in 2010 when WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization founded by him, gained international attention after publishing leaks, such as the Afghanistan war logs and Iraq war logs. After dodging arrest for several years, he was finally arrested in 2019 and is currently imprisoned in HM Prison Belmarsh.

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 13 Olivia Munn

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 14 George Orwell

George Orwell
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: January 21, 1950

The king of dystopia and satire, George Orwell, the pen name adopted by Eric Arthur Blair, was a well-known novelist and critic of the 20th century. A man with a strong mind of his own, Orwell never backed down from stating his views on the socio-political climate he lived in, which he expressed profusely through his influential essays and novels.

 15 Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 16 Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Famous American journalist, Maria Shriver, is recognised for her long association with NBC. Her documentary series The Alzheimer’s Project earned rave reviews and she later founded the nonprofit organization, 'The Women's Alzheimer's Movement'. As the former First Lady of California– she was married to Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was the governor of California– she involved herself in numerous charity works.

 17 Anderson Cooper

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

As one of the leading television journalists for the past 10 years, Anderson Cooper has played a prominent role in influencing several important events in the United States of America. An openly gay man, Anderson Cooper has also served as an inspiration to the entire LGBTQ community.

 18 Jeremy Clarkson

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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: April 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

Jeremy Clarkson has come a long way from being a local journalist to becoming a recognized public personality, thanks to his appearance as a presenter in the popular TV show Top Gear. He is credited with making Top Gear one of the most successful shows in the UK. His tongue-in-cheek presenting style and writing often provoke a public reaction.

 19 Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly
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Famous As: Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: September 5, 2016

 20 Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace
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Famous As: Journalist, TV Presenter, Host
Birthdate: May 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 7, 2012

A popular American journalist and media personality, Mike Wallace is credited with bringing important information to the household of several Americans during his illustrious career that spanned nearly 70 years; he interviewed prominent personalities like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Ayn Rand, and Salvador Dalí among others. His life and career inspired several films and he was portrayed by popular actors.

 21 Nigella Lawson

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Famous As: Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Daughter of Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigella Lawson has written several bestselling cookbooks and hosted many culinary shows. Winner of the British Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers Award, Nigella has previously worked as an editor and freelance journalist and also owns a cookware range.

 22 Chris Cuomo

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Famous As: Television journalist
Birthdate: August 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Peabody-winner Chris Cuomo, best known for hosting the CNN morning show, has also been associated with Fox and the show 20/20. His work on the ABC show Good Morning America won him an Emmy. He has covered sensitive issues such as heroin addiction and the war on terror, with finesse. 

 23 Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 24 David Muir

David Muir
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Multiple Emmy- and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning anchor David Muir is best known as a co-host of 20/20 and ABC's World News. His coverage of the 9/11 attacks earned him a National Headliner Award. One of the most-watched U.S. journalists, he was named to People's 2014 Sexiest Men Alive list. 

 25 Don Lemon

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 26 Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson
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Famous As: Journalist and Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: February 20, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson was an American author and journalist. He is credited with creating his own subgenre of New Journalism called the gonzo journalism. The author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was later adapted into a film, Thompson was famous for his lifelong use of drugs and alcohol. His books have had a major impact on counterculture.

 27 Bal Thackeray

Bal Thackeray
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Famous As: Politician, Journalist, Painter
Birthdate: January 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 17, 2012

 28 Ronan Farrow

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Famous As: Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer
Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

American journalist Ronan Farrow played a major role in reporting the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. His work, which was published in The New Yorker, earned the magazine the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He is also responsible for exposing allegations against personalities like jurist Brett Kavanaugh, media executive Les Moonves, and politician Eric Schneiderman.

 29 Christopher Hitchens

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British, American
Died: December 15, 2011

Christopher Hitchens was an advocate for New Atheism and a harsh critic of religion and of famous personalities such as Bill Clinton and Mother Teresa. He authored and edited many books on socio-political issues. As a journalist, he wrote for well-known publications such as New Statesman and The Weekly Standard.

 30 Mary Ann Shadd

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: June 5, 1893

 31 George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

George Stephanopoulos is an American political commentator and TV host. Currently serving as the chief anchor for ABC News, Stephanopoulos plays an important role in deciding the format of shows like Good Morning America. A well-known figure in popular culture, Stephanopoulos inspired the character of Henry Burton in the novel Primary Colors, which was later adapted into a film.

 32 Meghan McCain

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Famous As: Columnist & TV Host
Birthdate: October 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

The daughter of popular American politician John McCain, Meghan McCain has established herself as a noted columnist and TV personality, working for TV channels like Fox News, ABC News, and MSNBC. As an author, she has had a major impact upon the release of books, such as Dirty Sexy Politics and My Dad, John McCain. She also supports gay rights.

 33 Yuri Bezmenov

Yuri Bezmenov
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Nationality: Russian
Died: January 5, 1993

 34 Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford
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Famous As: TV Host, Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French, American

Kathie Lee Gifford achieved celebrity status by working as a television presenter. She then became a singer-songwriter and author, cementing her place in the entertainment industry. Also known for her charity work, Kathie serves as an ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization working towards preventing child abuse.

 35 Chrystia Freeland

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Famous As: Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: August 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian
Known as the Minister of Everything, Christina Freeland is Canada’s 10th deputy prime minister. She is also Canada’s finance minister and the first woman to hold the office. She has previously worked with the Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, and The Globe and Mail. She has also authored a bestselling book. 

 36 Sanjay Gupta

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Famous As: Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Journalist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 37 Kaitlan Collins

Kaitlan Collins
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Blogger
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Kaitlan Collins is one of the most popular and influential American journalists of the current generation. As a White House correspondent for CNN, Collins traveled to at least six different countries with Donald Trump. She made headlines when she questioned Trump about Vladimir Putin, for which she was forbidden from attending a Trump administration press conference in 2018.

 38 Dana Bash

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Dana Bash is an American journalist. Currently working as a chief political correspondent for CNN, Dana Bash has played a major role in the success of the TV channel. She became one of the few women to be honored in a 2014 event called Women in Washington Power List, which was organized by Elle magazine.

 39 Lesley Stahl

Lesley Stahl
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 40 Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter
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Birthdate: December 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 41 Dan Rather

Dan Rather
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 42 Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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Famous As: Daughter of Steve Jobs
Birthdate: May 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 43 R. Sarathkumar

R. Sarathkumar
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Famous As: Actor, Politician, Journalist
Birthdate: July 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 44 Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: September 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 45 Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 46 Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond
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Famous As: Television presenter, Writer, Journalist, Autobiographer, Children's writer
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 47 Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald
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Famous As: Lawyer, Journalist, Writer, Pundit, Blogger
Birthdate: March 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 48 Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith
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Famous As: Basketball Players
Birthdate: March 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 49 Jake Tapper

Jake Tapper
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 50 Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo
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Famous As: Journalist, Political Leader
Birthdate: May 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
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